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2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing!

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Applications are open now through November 15, 2009 for the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing!

Sponsored by Bank of America, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. By generating visibility for these young women in their local communities, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation.

All US high school young women (grades 9-12) are invited to apply.

Complete information on the award is available at http://www.ncwit.org/award including Spanish language versions of the Award promotional materials.

Awardees are selected for their demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.

Each qualified national awardee will receive:
* $500 in cash
* a laptop computer, provided by Bank of America
* a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony, March 27, 2010, held in Charlotte, North Carolina
* an engraved award for both the student and the student's school

Past winners are not eligible to apply (but we appreciate your help in spreading the word), however, previous applicants (including Semi Finalists) are encouraged to apply.

New this Fall! Affiliate Awards

Through a generous grant from the Motorola Foundation, there will be additional Affiliate Award programs in Texas, Illinois & Florida. The application period is the same and students who apply from these states will be entered into both the local and national competitions. Affiliate award prize packages will vary by location.

Please help us spread the word and reach our goal of 1000 applicants this year!

If you would like further information about the award program or are interested in hosting an Affiliate Award, please contact me at the email below.

Ruthe Farmer, MBA
Director of Strategic Initiatives
The National Center for Women & IT
V 303-735-5578
M 303-720-1913
F 303-735-6606


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I will share information about this award on my blog as well.   Thank you for pointing it out to us.   I hope that all female BDPA students are encouraged to apply for this award.  

peace,   Wayne

Thanks for helping to get the word out. Working together we can do great things!

Milt -- I'm down!   What should we work on next?

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